Names Released In Fatal Crash Thurs Near Deadwood


      The South Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of the 9-year old boy who was killed in a single-vehicle accident last Thursday afternoon near Deadwood.

     9-year old Kelton Pullen of Deadwood died at the scene on Hwy 85 about 10 miles north of Deadwood.

       The Highway Patrol says Pullen was riding with 40-year old Jessy Pullen of Spearfish when their pickup left the roadway, went into the ditch, and rolled. 

       Neither of the Pullens was wearing a seat belt. Kelton was pronounced dead at the scene while Jessy was taken to a Rapid City hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

       Jessy Pullen’s sister, Becky Nelson, told the Black Hills Pioneer that his injuries were substantial and his recovery will take many months. 

      A fund has been established to assist the family with medical costs. To donate, visit